Activities & Games to Learn Permaculture Through Nature Play!

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We want kids to know...

We are passionate about down-to-earth living and teaching permaculture through nature play. The best way to learn and embody skills for sustainability is through fun, hands-on, practical life skills that engage one's heart and mind. 

We also believe that inspiring children (and our own inner child) with empowering ways of being the change-makers of today.  It is up to adults to model, support, and encourage nature play and earth care, so in their journey of self-developement, they will access the 50 gifts that nature will give them in process.


That's why we created the Nature Kids Permaculture Club ~ to empower families with a transformational program to be earth carers, through play. This blog provides a basic outline of some of our fun-filled lessons included as the activities & games to learn permaculture through nature play in each month of our year-long program. 

They are enjoyed either self-paced or alongside our community as we connect and journey together and engage in our private Facebook group.

January: Observe and interact

  • Create Your Book of Kin
  • Establish your Observation Chart
  • Observe Your Local Animals and Plants
  • Creative Reflection
  • Engaging your Senses with Mindfulness
  • Moon Gazing - A Night-Time Adventure
  • Seasonal Nature Art
  • Nature Adventure BINGO
  • Waste Audit ~ Zero Waste Challenge
  • Yoga/movement ~ Peace Begins with Me
  • Change-maker Interviewee ~ Samantha Jurgens - Nature Kids Facilitator 

February: Catch and Store Energy

  • Extend the Life Of…
  • Make a Worm Farm
  • Make Stock, Sprouts & Sauerkraut
  • Human Energy Cycle and Personal Audit
  • Soil Testing, Mud Pies & Cob Creations
  • Waterways & Waterplay
  • Make a Wicking Pot & Seed Save
  • Make a Nature Table
  • Save Glass Jars & Bulk Buy Wholefoods ~ Zero Waste Challenge
  • Yoga/movement ~Energy Goes Where Intention Flows
  • Change-maker Interviewee ~ The 'Gut Goddess', Lynnie Stein - The Gut Academy

March: Obtain a Yield

  • Plan to Grow Your Food
  • Eight Forms of Wealth
  • Activist Artwork
  • Extending the Yields
  •  Set Up a Swap Shop
  • Create a Nature Mandala
  • Food for Thought Feast Event
  • Make a Bean Teepee or Bush Shelter
  • Swap, Scrump & Emu Bob  ~ Zero Waste Challenge
  • Obtain a Yield - Breath & Body Connection
  • Change-maker Interviewee ~ Kate Pearce, Creator & Coach of the Healthy Little Eaters Game

April: Apply Self-regulation and Accept Feedback

  • Know Your Eco-Footprint
  • Self-regulate Skill Set
  • Electricity Savings Test
  • Shower Audit
  • Bingo ~ 10 Self-regulation Games to Play
  • Dynamic Feedback Dance
  • Create a Mini Ant Farm
  • Make a Terrarium
  • Feast with an Eco Diet ~ Zero Waste Challenge
  • Yoga/movement ~ Move like the Animals 
  • Change-maker Interviewee ~ Kerry Spina, creator of Kids in Harmony

May: Use and Value Renewable Resources

  • Pay It Forward Rock Art
  • DIY Solar Oven
  • Propagate Perennial Plants
  • Make Egg Head Friends
  • Make a No-Dig-Garden
  • Make a Sundial
  • Make Seed Bombs
  • Create a Forest Folk House
  • Know Thy Farmer or Grow Your Own Food ~ Zero Waste Challenge
  • Yoga/movement ~ Dragon breathing & Magic Carpet Ride To Your Own Secret Garden
  • Change-maker Interviewee ~ Lucy Legan, author of Planet Schooling

June: Produce No Waste

  • DIY Beeswax Wraps
  • Nutmylk & Bliss Balls
  • Regrow Before You Throw
  • DIY Recycled Art Container
  • Make a Hot Compost Pile
  • DIY T-Shirt Bag
  • DIY Personal Care Kit
  • Plan for Plastic Free July ~ Zero Waste Challenge
  • Yoga/movement ~ Hike, Bike or Climb Adventure
  • Change-maker Interviewee ~ Diana Condylas, co-ordinator of Boomerang Alliance and Plastic Free Townsville

Still to Launch...

July: Design from Patterns to Details

August: Integrate Don’t Segregate

September: Use Small, Slow Solutions

October: Use and Value Diversity

November: Use Edges and Value the Marginal

December: Creatively Use and Respond to Change 

If you are a parent or carer interested in a Nature Kids Permaculture program with training and resources for nature play, join us for online access today!

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